Category Archives: Current Affairs

The King is dead, long live The King

40 years ago today the world received the news that Elvis Aaron Presley was dead. Aged only 42 he was the undisputed artist of his generation and one of the best selling performers of all time. As is often the … Continue reading

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Retrospective testing

And so last night, in a blaze of camera flashes and pulled hamstring, the most recognisable athlete of his generation, the greatest athlete of his generation and up amongst the best athlete of any sport of all time hung up … Continue reading

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The ubiquitous bucket list.

After having read about Helen Fawkes’s bucket list I had a period of reflection myself about what there is that I’d still like to achieve. I don’t have the same terrible health concerns as Helen had, it was just a … Continue reading

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In praise of Helen Fawkes

I will freely admit to never having heard of the lady until yesterday, but once I had heard of her I was filled with admiration. A young woman, a journalist for the BBC who found out that she had cancer … Continue reading

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A riddle for you

What is it that at one stage I hadnt heard of it At one stage I had it At one stage I didnt care for it At one stage I didnt have it At one stage I missed it And … Continue reading

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I have seen genius.

Comparisons are odious, ’tis often said and is of course true. How can someone from today say that Diego Maradona was a better player than Ferank Puskas or George Best? So much changes, diet, the pitches, the ball, the boots, … Continue reading

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A family reunion.

I’m currently reading a book called “The girl with seven names” by Hyeonseo Lee, a North Korean defector, who later went back to the border with South Korea to help smuggle her mother and brother out of the country too. … Continue reading

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You know those days when …

When any and everything that could go wrong, does. Its only just gone past 1pm but already today is one of those. I moved something in the cupboard when I came downstairs this morning and the box of toothpicks fell … Continue reading

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My A-Z challenge.

The day is almost upon us, I’ve done no preparation, I’ve decided on a theme but nothing more than that. I’ll be following a well worn idea I’m afraid, places I’ve visited/travelled to. I promise that next year I’ll do … Continue reading

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Spring has sprung!

Woop woop, I’m a daddy. Went had a look this morning, there’s at least four of the little yellow fluffy cheepers in there. The old white chook has been with us for several years, and every year, without fail, she … Continue reading

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